Furthermore, the AFI and RIAA have ranked "Over The
Rainbow" as the #1 "Song of the Century" and the "greatest
movie song of all time":
Like most of you, I thought it would be a good idea to re-score
the frequently reproduced "Over the Rainbow" hit for electric
guitar. Turns out that was done already,
like a dozen times, so I thought "Hey, people hate the banjo, right? Surely no one has done an arrangement of OTR*
for such a terrible instrument," so I decided to do an arrangement for
banjo. Turns out people have done that
too, also like a dozen times, but by then I had already put a few hours into it
and said "whatever."
So here is my arrangement of OTR* for banjo, piano, drums,
and several other banjos: (**)
* OTR is an "acronym" for other larger words. Read
more about acronyms at your local library!
** For those of you
who want some banjo Wizard of Oz midi files, I strongly recommend avoiding
Wendy's Wizard of Oz, which only has five.